Nadal drops out of prime 5 as Spanish teen Alcaraz soars in rankings

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts throughout the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Middle. Necessary Credit score: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports activities/File Photograph

Former world primary Rafael Nadal dropped out of the highest 5 within the ATP rankings launched Monday whereas Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz, seen by many to be his compatriot’s successor, soared 17 locations to 38.

Nadal has not performed since dropping to Novak Djokovic within the French Open semifinals attributable to a foot harm and now sits sixth within the rankings.

Djokovic comfortably retains the primary spot regardless of his defeat to second-ranked Daniil Medvedev in Sunday’s US Open ultimate.

Medvedev’s predecessor as US Open champion, Dominic Thiem, is one other to slip down the rankings, from six to eight, as a wrist harm prevented him defending his title in New York.

Alcaraz shone on the US Open the place he confirmed he’s more likely to be a pressure to be reckoned with, turning into the youngest US Open males’s quarterfinalist in 58 years however a thigh harm introduced his run to an finish and he retired from the last-eight conflict with Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Auger-Aliassime climbs 4 spots to eleventh whereas there are eye-catching rises for 2 others who carried out above expectations by reaching the quarterfinals of the ultimate Grand Slam of the yr — South African Lloyd Harris positive aspects 15 locations to lie in thirty first spot and Dutch qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp strikes up 55 spots to 62nd.


1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12133 pts

2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 10780

3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 8350

4. Alexander Zverev (GER) 7760

5. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 6130 (+2)

6. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 5815 (-1)

7. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 5173 (+1)

8. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4995 (-2)

9. Roger Federer (SUI) 3765

10. Casper Ruud (NOR) 3440 (+1)

11. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 3368 (+4)

12. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 3310 (-2)

13. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3128

14. Jannik Sinner (ITA) 2895 (+2)

15. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 2800 (-1)

16. Pablo Carreño (ESP) 2650 (-4)

17. Christian Garin (CHI) 2510 (+2)

18. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2405 (+3)

19. Reilly Opelka (USA) 2341 (+5)

20. Gael Monfils (FRA) 2233


31. Lloyd Harris (RSA) 1758 (+15)

38. Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 1499 (+17)

62. Botic van de Zandschulp (NED) 1015 (+55)

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